BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach have appointed Marco Rose as their head coach for next season, the club said on Wednesday, after they agreed last week to part ways with current coach Dieter Hecking at the end of the current season.
The 42-year-old led RB Salzburg to the Austrian title last year in his first season in charge of the senior team while also reaching the Europa League semi-finals and the Austrian Cup final. He has also been coaching their junior teams since joining in 2013.
“Marco Rose did outstanding work in the past six years at RB Salzburg and we are delighted that he will be with us from next season,” said Gladbach sports director Max Eberl.
Rose had a contract until 2020 at Salzburg, and Gladbach have reportedly paid a fee of 2.5 million euros to sign him away from the Austrian club. There were no details regarding the length of the deal.
Gladbach said last week that Hecking would be leaving at the end of the season, a year before his contract finishes.
Gladbach enjoyed a fine first half to the season but have since dropped to fifth in the league and won only one of their last eight matches. Hecking has been in charge since 2016.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Hugh Lawson)